which grip size?

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  1. tennisenthusiast

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    I am trying to buy new ProKennex 7g but not sure about the grip size. I have read TW's guide and also watched youtube videos but unable to figure out the exact grip size.

    4 3/8 leaves little gap between index finger for me so, can I go for 4 1/8 and increase the grip with overgrips? i am worried if i go for 4 3/8 if it is too big i might be in trouble.
     
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  2. tinyman

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    I would, personally speaking. You can also increase the size of the handle/grip using heatshrink (I want to say 1 layer is 1/16"? Check with manufacturer of heatshrink prior to application). Not sure if a PK handle can be reduced or not.
     
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    Better to go too small than too large...learn to love overgrips!

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  4. brownsfan456

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    I go with 3/8 and use an overgrip to make it fit right. Be careful though. Using more than one overgrip messes everything up.
     
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    What does using more than one overgrip mess up?
     
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    Why the need to go from 4 3/8 to 4 1/8? How about 4 1/4?
     
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  7. brownsfan456

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    Well for me they make the bevels less noticeable, which makes hand positions harder to find in the heat of the moment. That said, many people use several. For a beginner, it would be pretty hard to get used to.
     
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  8. tennisenthusiast

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    4 1/4 are out of stock and I will get that one only after 10 days whereas 4 3/8 are shipped in a day.

    My problem is I am suffering with tennis elbow and want to be cautious about choosing 4 3/8 or 4 1/4

    I went and showed my grip to a lady who is a stringer and she said that the gap in your index finger does not really matter as long as racquet feels comfortable for you.
     
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  9. esgee48

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    Listen to your stringer friend. I use either my index finger or pinkie as a rough guide, but comfort and ease of grip are paramount. 4 3/8 can be decreased by changing the grip with a thinner replacement if you later find the grip to be too big. 4 1/8 with 2 overwraps (or more) will make it harder for you to locate the bevels without looking. That's not optimal when playing tennis.
     
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  10. tennisenthusiast

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    thanks all... i just placed my order for 4 3/8!!
     
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